Le Trou

  • Dir: Jacques Becker

  • France, 1960, 131min, DCP

  • Cast: Michel Constantin, Jean Keraudy, Philippe Leroy

Escape. The only possibility, the only dream for French prisoners facing life sentences. But what happens when a new prisoner, Gaspard, is placed in a shared cell and upsets the dynamics of a group’s carefully planned strategy? A genre film based on real events (even featuring one of the real participants, Jean Keraudy, to play himself), director Jacques Becker’s final work distills the moral and cinematic issues of the prison film in an unforgettable ensemble piece.

1960 Cannes Film Festival, In Competition
1961 French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, Best Film



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